Matthew Hobbs – I started stuttering around age 5, that I can remember. I’ve been to doctors that have said “I would be held back in school”. I have teachers talking behind my back when they think I won’t hear them.
I thought my stutter was more of a curse then a gift.
Day by day, I was hurting inside but I never wanted my parents or friends to know I was hurting. I thought they all have to much in there life right now for this, so I kept it in. This next part I have never told anyone besides two of my friends… In middle school, I was being teased a little bit more and like always I kept it in not showing my emotions to people. One day I got teased like crazy, I was just having it anymore so that night I was in my room crying, cursing.
I almost ended it all that night, but I couldn't because of my friend Morgan I don't know why but I couldn't get her out of my head. She saved my life.
Through high school is when I started standing up for my self. I never got in a fight or never will. I realized that I don’t care what other people think of how I talk.
This is me and this who I am. I’m going to change for no one but myself.
Thank you to SAY for showing me and tell me that stuttering isn’t a curse it’s a gift.